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West Coast Trail (WCT)
The West Coast Trail runs for a length of 75 kilometers through Canada.
The difficulty of the trail is rated as hard and it usually takes 4 days to walk the West Coast Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.
The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!
On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.
You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp.
Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!
Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.
Facts about West Coast Trail
- in a tent/tarp
The best time to hike the West Coast Trail is:
Arrival to the West Coast Trail
You will arrive via Vancouver International Airport.
You can get to Starting point via Bus / Fähre. Duration approx. 5 hours.
Departure from the West Coast Trail
Departure is via Vancouver International Airport.
You can get to the airport per Bus / Fähre. Takes about 5 hours.
Useful links to the West Coast Trail
- Official website of the trail
- The following websites offer you further information: Link 1 Link 2
- You can find a PDF with further information here:
Our recommendation for hiking maps and hiking guides to the West Coast Trail
Map and elevation profile of the West Coast Trail
What else you should know about the West Coast Trail
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